Should I Upgrade My Analog Security Camera System?

Posted by Amy Hite on June 6, 2018

The security world is changing at a rapid pace and it can be hard to keep up, especially if you are using analog security cameras. However, thanks to advancements in technology, IP cameras are far more versatile than these older systems by providing better security capabilities, greater scalability and better cost-effectiveness.


IP camera systems have the capability to capture greater image details than their analog counterparts. HD technology allows for video tracking, license plate recognition and the ability to automatically adapt to environmental factors and lighting conditions. Additionally, there is an added layer of security with an IP network infrastructure due to built-in encryption capacity. Unlike an analog system than can be intercepted with the right cabling equipment, hacking into an IP network is a lot more diffi28cult.


Because analog cameras are becoming obsolete, expanding the system may prove to be difficult and costly. IP security cameras are designed for scalability and can easily integrate new hardware and software with a relatively quick turnaround.


While IP systems may have some higher initial costs, because of their many features, storage capabilities, accessibility and scalability, in the long run, they are more cost-effective than analog security camera systems. In fact, many HD systems allow you to use existing analog cameras while adding features that are only available on digital systems.

Analog security camera systems were very common in the 80s and 90s, but just like with other out-of-date technologies, it’s important for commercial properties to upgrade their security camera systems. IP surveillance systems offer greater security, flexibility and savings than analog systems while effectively deterring criminal activity.

Stealth Monitoring can watch a full-spectrum of IP and analog camera models. Contact us to learn more about IP-surveillance camera systems and how we can create a custom security camera system for your properties.

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